Although I like the Avengers, I've been happy staying within the X-verse. I wasn't very happy with the new X-men title (volume 3) which was meant to intentionally include the X-men in the rest of the Marvel universe. I don't mind a big cross over now and then, but to permanently try and merge the two "teams" is a bit too much. I'll be reading this, but I won't like it (or maybe I will... who knows. Havok and Rogue are two of my favorites).
Thor's modern costume was perfect. I hate to see them tamper with it.
Every single one of those costumes has the fantastic superhero elements toned down. Almost like they want to make the costumes easier to adapt for movies.
I agree 100%, Thor was the only character who's modern costume I actually preferred to over his classic look. The one upside is the Cassaday's original astonishing Wolverine costume is seemingly making a triumphant return, but definetly not feeling Thor's new look.
After a few days of cool-down, I think that maybe this is a good idea.
I've collected since the 70s - got right in on GS X-Men and collected it for years before I got tired of the same old line - "powers that sets them apart from humanity and always met with distrust, blah blah blah" - and it was one of the reasons I stopped collecting them. That and I didn't like the direction and lack of continuity the powers that be were taking them in.
So now I'm thinking FINALLY! For years you operate alone - no wonder they don't trust you. Well now they are going to be in the Avengers and participating in the spotlight. Maybe it's about time someone thought of this approach.
All you have to tell me is that this is written by Rick Remender, the genius behind Frankencastle, and the attempt to destroy the Punisher. When he did that he basically said that he couldn't think of anything new to do with the Punisher other than that. Then my answer would be: "Okay, then don't write the Punisher at all." Nothing is sacred with him. I don't like it simply because he is involved.